High quality steel, flat one side the other being hollow ground.
With table clamp designed for cutting paraffin embedded specimens in varying thickness upto 50 microns, in increments of 5 microns. The microtome is cast Aluminium housing with weather proofed apoxy paint finish of approx. size 150 x 75 x 60mm and set in stainless steel top plate. Complete with polished wooden case & table clamp. Fine brush 4 microscopic slides, 1 packet razor blades.
Sample to be sectioned is supported in styropith or other material and placed in a central well. Turning a milled knob at the base of the microtome raises the sample, and sections can be cut from the top using a razor. Screw has 19mm overall movement with click stops at 20mm intervals. Top dia. 63mm, well dia. 22mm
Ideal for student use and routine work. For cutting paraffin embedded specimens of comparatively soft tissues. It will cut long ribbons of sections from specimens not exceeding 20 mm diameter and, using wood blocks, sections of specimens upto 18 x 25mm may be cut. The thickness of the sections may be varied between 2 and 24 micron. With simple object holder, knife and honing stone.
It is of immense use for Medical Institutions, Research Laboratories etc. and gives very good results for cutting thin sections. It is mounted on a heavy cast iron base to ensure rigidity and long life. The housing gives maximum protection to the mechanism against dust and paraffin waste etc. It is driven by handle which can be locked in position. The cutting section obtained by mechanically operated crank can be adjusted in steps of 1µ to 25µ by means of a knurled knob on the front of the instrument. The efficient ball and socket clamp renders if possible to interchange specimen clamp and paraffin stage with a single motion. The knife work is equipped with a rotating knife, honing plate, three object holders and oil can.